Prepare for an advanced administrative leadership position while honing your research skills. Choose from two career-focused concentrations: PK-12 school administration or higher education administration.
Join our traditional doctoral program, and gain the knowledge and leadership skills that will prepare you to reach your education administration career goals. The program's two concentrations present a variety of leadership opportunities in institutions and agencies related to the emphasis of your studies.
A Notable Faculty
Learn from faculty members who are research scholars and experts in their field.
Faculty members have served as teachers, principals and superintendents and in a variety of higher education roles.
Expand Your Network
Our faculty members are influential leaders in educational administration locally, nationally and internationally.
Enjoy close student-faculty relationships and the opportunities that come with a specialized cohort model.
What You’ll Study
Advance your communication skills, and conduct research related to your goals. Education administration students prepare for PK-12 leadership roles. Higher education administration students prepare to work as university administrators or in policy. Both tracks prepare graduates to become college faculty members.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Planning and Strategy
Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Faculty Member
Job Titles of Alumni
- Assistant Principal
- Associate Professor
- Assistant Professor
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $102,037
- Higher Education
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- The Citadel
- Wofford College
- Richland School District Two
- SC Technical College System
- Winthrop University